This Wy’east Sisterhood adventure is designed for women and lead by women.


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Wy’east Sisterhood Grand Canyon Adventure

September 26-30, 2019 | Flagstaff, AZ

Wy’east Sisterhood is going to the Grand Canyon!!

An adventure to the Grand Canyon offers the experience of a lifetime, complete with mind-blowing terrain and potential risks.

Jenn and Sarah will lead a R2R2R adventure run. Jodi will lead an epic loop hike to Phantom Ranch and back. Both options require significant training and preparation. Based on the physical demands of this experience we are taking applications for women wishing to join either adventure.

Don’t underestimate the magnitude of the Grand Canyon!

R2R2R

  • Down South Kaibab, through Phantom Ranch, up North Kaibab, down North Kaibab, up Bright Angel

  • 48 miles

  • 20,000 ft elevation change

  • Estimate 15-22 hours

Phantom Ranch Loop

  • Down South Kaibab, to Phantom Ranch, up Bright Angel

  • 17 miles

  • 10,000 ft elevation change

  • Estimate 10-14 hours

Anticipate big temperature changes + complete exposure for the duration of the adventure.

*2017: high 73, low 34 *2016: high 70, low 45 *2015: high 80, low 39

Prerequisites:

R2R2R

  • Finish a 50K in 2019, sub 8 hours

  • Committed to following a training plan

  • Committed to attending at least 2 of 3 training run-ventures

  • Will keep going when shit gets hard

Phantom Ranch Loop

  • Either a multi-day hike with 12+ miles per day (wearing a pack) OR a 10-14 hour single day hike with significant elevation gain/loss (+/- 3,000 ft)

  • Committed to following a training plan

  • Committed to attending at least 2 of 3 training hikes

  • Will keep going when shit gets hard

PRICE: $650 - $800

ITINERARY:

  • Arrive at Phoenix (PHX) airport by 6pm Thursday (airfare not included)

  • 2.5 hour drive to Flagstaff

  • Friday day-time shake out mini-adventures

  • Dinner Friday evening; prepared by Jenn + Jodi + Sarah

  • Saturday ALL day adventure of epic proportion

  • Sunday for recovery + relaxation

  • Monday depart airbnb by 9am, 2.5 hour drive to airport

INCLUDED:

  • 4 night stay in Flagstaff, AZ

  • Dinner Friday evening + basic breakfast Saturday morning; prepared by Jenn + Jodi + Sarah

  • Transportation from/to Phoenix (PHX) airport on Thursday & Monday

  • Training plan to prepare for magnitude of your adventure

  • 3 group training adventures leading up to showtime (semi-mandatory)

  • Gear/packing list

Participants responsible for:

  • Airfare to/from Phoenix (PHX)

  • Attending at least 2 of 3 training adventures (or special arrangements)

  • Self-supporting hydration & food during the adventure

NEXT STEPS:

Submit an application by Saturday June 1st, don’t be late!
We will reach out with additional questions + conversation.

June 15th we will announce who is coming + send invitations to register.
Registration must be complete by June 18th.

Then the real trip planning begins! Flights, accommodations, training plans, adventures, and more!

**No refunds once registration is complete.

RESOURCES:

Application: https://forms.gle/cnCx9ZGjszMNuhgy7

Rim to Rim details: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/rim-to-rim-north-kaibab-to-south-kaibab-trailhead

Bright Angel to Phantom Ranch details: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/arizona/bright-angel-trail-south-rim-to-phantom-ranch

An interesting R2R2R trip report: http://www.r2r2r.org